Residential experts for 40+ Years

Dove Davies have been specialising in the complex field of residential letting and management since 1974. From a family-based background we have grown and developed into one of Edinburgh’s leading firms. We have combined our training as Chartered Surveyors with our wide-ranging experience and modern technology to provide a consistently high level of service to clients.

**Winter Precautions**

If you’re going to be away from home over the Festive Season make sure that you take suitable precautions to prevent pipes freezing. If you’re an existing tenant and would like advice about this, please get in touch.

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Properties To Let

What We Do

We specialise in the letting and management of property in and around Edinburgh. We can provide a full spectrum of But-to-Let services, from the initial sourcing of a suitable property, project management of any upgrading including planning permission/building warrant work, through to soft furnishings, where appropriate.

In order to let and manage a property there are a number of safety and compliance checks to be carried out. We can arrange all of these on your behalf.

From there we will market the property and fully vet any tenants prior to arranging for the tenancy agreement to be signed.

There are many other items to be dealt with prior to the tenant taking entry – a fully documented inventory with photos, passing on the deposit to a Government-approved third party, transfer of utility providers, notification of council tax authority, etc.

We will deal with any maintenance issues that arise during the course of the management.

We will go over all these requirements in detail with you, but we can deal with them on your behalf, at the inception of the letting process and when they need renewed.

Contact Us

Fully Managed Service

We will handle all contact with the tenant, dealing with the issues arising from the tenancy including marketing, vetting, safety checks, lease signing, inventory, repair and maintenance, and regular inspection visits. Contact us for full details of our service or to arrange an initial rental valuation, without obligation or cost.

Tenant Find Service

If you are an experienced landlord and (most likely) live in Edinburgh, you may just want us to market your property and vet the tenants so that you can self-manage.

Please contact us for full details of our service or to arrange an initial meeting, without obligation or cost.

Please click here to see full details of our Tenant Find Service.

Buy-To-Let Service

If you are considering the purchase of a property to let we can provide assistance with your search for a suitable property.

Please click here to see full details of our Buy to Let Service.

Property Refurbishment Service

We have a number of trade contacts that are able to carry out upgrading work within a property. This can be from simple decoration or carpeting right up to larger projects that may require planning permission.

Please click here to see full details of our Property Refurbishment Service.

Letting Your Property

We are Chartered Surveyors who have been specialising in the letting of residential property for over 40 years. As a member firm of the RICS we are governed by the strictest rules in the industry in relation to our personal conduct, training, client accounting procedures, professional indemnity insurance and ethical standards.

  • Rental Valuation
  • Advice on any improvements required, level of furnishing etc
  • Preparing the initial documentation – Energy Performance Certificate, Landlord Gas Safety Certificate, Electrical Safety Certificate
  • Marketing – property portals and To Let board
Contact Us
  • Derek Beavis
  • Landlord

Before leaving the UK to work abroad, I carried some research to decide which Property Management Company to leave my property with. I decided on Dove Davies. I chose Dove Davies because they displayed the balance of looking after the interests of the Landlord firstly and also the tenants ( I had previously been a tenant for over 10 years so was keen to have a Company that could deal fairly and timely with any renters issues also). I have now been abroad for over 17 yrs, and during this time DD have proven to be a very capable and safe pair of hands to leave my property with. For me it has been a hassle-free experience, which is what I was looking for :)

  • Chloe Smith
  • Tenant

My flatmate and I are first time renters in our 3rd year of university, we have been renting a lovely flat from Dove Davies for around 2 years. We have had regular inspections among other services such as boiler services etc. one of which had to be rearranged as neither of us were available to attend - it was efficiently dealt with and re-arranged with no questions asked. Apart from the necessary emails we haven't heard a peep - it is just like having our own home. Our landlord has been grand and Dove Davies has been a pleasure to work with, we will be sad to move out after graduation. Thanks for everything so far! I'd definitely recommend Dove Davies to others.

  • Omar Elmi
  • Landlord

Dove Davies have managed a flat for us for 9 years now and have always done a good professional job. In that time they have arranged 3 lettings to good tenants and carried out regular safety checks, repairs/redecoration and admin/accounting, all with minimal fuss. Would recommend them.

  • Dan Smith
  • Tenant

I've been a tenant with Dove Davies for 5+ years. After renting with other more firms and agencies, it's been nice to be with a reliable one for a change. It's an old flat, but any issues I've had have been dealt with in a timely fashion - I think it's also helped that the landlord has been amenable to the work needing done. All inspections have been carried out with proper notice and on time. No qualms about recommending them to others.

  • Keiran Highes
  • Tenant

I have been privately renting from Dove Davies for just under 2 years, the service I have received has been great. All staff I have had contact with have been friendly and welcoming, any concerns or problems I report are quickly resolved and/or a solution agreed. Well recommended.

  • Anna Watts
  • Landlord

Dove Davies & Partners is an excellent company! We have used them for over 8 years now and have found them to be very responsive to our needs and professional to deal with. They have also been very proactive in making recommendations that would help maintain our property and make it more marketable for future tenants. In the past 5 years our property has had 4 tenants but vacant for less than 3 weeks. Excellent service and would recommend to anyone especially if you live overseas like we do.

  • Jerry Middleton
  • Landlord

As one relatively new to the business of renting out a property, I was looking for a letting agency who would take the hassle out of being a landlord. Dove Davies had been recommended to me after a succession of difficulties with the firm I'd initially used: and I've been entirely satisfied with the service which they have provided - they were certainly all that the person recommending them to me assured me they would be. They have managed the property well, anticipated issues, advised me helpfully, and have always put their client's needs and concerns first. It has been great to have had the service of a firm who clearly know their business, are attentive to their client, and are ready to go the 'second mile'. They have been efficient in all aspects of their business, prompt and patient in dealing with every enquiry, and courteous in all their dealings with me. I can highly recommend them!

  • Alan Ramage
  • Tenant

I have been a tenant with Dove Davies for around 5 years and cannot fault them in any way
Friendly, efficient staff who genuinely seem to care and get the job done.

I would highly recommend them.

  • Wilfred Banfield
  • Landlord

Dove Davies have managed our property for over ten years and have done so exceptionally well. Their staff are helpful and easy to deal with and are always willing to assist with any problems that we have had.

  • Sue Dixson
  • Landlord

They have assisted us in managing our property over many years with efficient and friendly service. No problem has been too much for them. We would highly recommend this company.

  • Landlord
  • Landlord

Me and my husband have rented our current property with Dove Davies since April 2015 and in that time if we have had any issues they have been dealt with very promptly. The staff are always friendly and polite. Whenever we have had a problem i.e. boiler service or any sort of maintenance they have come round at times that we have asked them to call at due to me being at work. My husband has mobility issues and the landlord allowed the council to fit a hand rail in the bathroom for him we also had a disabled bay put outside even when we asked the landlord if they would decorating the bedroom they done it for us we would highly recommend Dove Davies to others.